Anglo Catholics: A bit of history
For more than two centuries, western civilization has been busy disenchanting the universe. The world, we pontificate, is a machine, the mind a computer, marriage a partnership, and morality a rationalization of our need for pleasure and our fear of pain. The goal of Anglo-Catholicism, on the other hand, is revolutionary re-enchantment. It restores sacred places and sacred things. The sacraments, the Church, the communion of saints: these are the bold banners of divine mystery and human destiny. We are sometimes suspicious of those drawn to the Church by its music, its architecture, its ceremony. So indeed were the Tractarians, for they were children of the evangelical revival and good Victorians to boot. But as good Catholics we can put these fears to rest, knowing that beautiful things are themselves sacraments of our beautiful God. - from "The Anglo Catholic Vision" by John Orens
By Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar
Anglo-Catholic Congress, 1923
"The Catholic Church and Her Environment"
by the Rev. Frederic Hastings Smyth, Ph.D.
reprinted from The Living Church, April 25, May 9, and May 23, 1936.
Robert A. Gallagher, OA, 2006... a PDF
by Charles Gore, 1925
The Anglo Catholic Vision John Orens .. a PDF
Dancing the Magnificat by John R. Orens ...a PDF